Helping Hands Work Day Saturday, May 19

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join Wild South staff and volunteers for a day of hiking trail maintenance in Sipsey Wilderness.

It has been decided that we will use this work day to remove graffiti from a bluff on trail 200, fix a washed out portion of trail on the way to Fall Creek Falls on 209 and possibly install a few rock steps in a drainage on 209 near Fall Creek Falls.

Saturday, May 19

8:30 a.m. at the Wild South office 552 Lawrence Street, Moulton, Alabama

Sign up at kim@wildsouth.org or 256-974-6166

Trail maintenance will involve using loppers, hand pruners and saws to trim back encroaching vegetation and clear blockages created by downed trees. Kneeling, stooping, bending over and hiking while carrying all hand tools can be expected.

Total hiking distance will be around 3 miles, round trip.

All tools will be provided except work gloves. Bring some!

Bring a day pack with
•lunch, snacks and plenty of drinking water
•work gloves
•Epi-Pen if needed

Wear clothing comfortable for summer hiking but protective against sharp tools and briars. Long pants and sturdy, closed-toe shoes or boots are recommended.

Protect yourself against ticks. We recommend the use of permethrin products, such as Permanone or Sawyers, the kind you spray on your clothes and allow to dry completely before you put them on. Ticks are thriving and numerous right now and protecting against diseases they carry is very important.

Dogs are not allowed on work projects.

If meeting the group at the trailhead works best, let us know when you sign up. For this work day, we will be parked at the Sipsey recreation area trailhead.

Wild South’s Helping Hands Volunteer Program is funded by the generous donations of individuals and in part by a grant from the Walker Area Community Foundation and National Forest Foundation.